Recap: Fordham vs. Saint Josephs
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Carl Jones finished with 19 points to lead the Saint Joseph's Hawks over the Fordham Rams, 66-62, in an Atlantic 10 Conference clash at Rose Hill Gym.
For the Hawks (12-7, 3-3 A-10), Halil Kanacevic added 12 points, Ronald Roberts posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Chris Wilson chipped in with 10 points. Langston Galloway dished out six assists for SJU, which has won three of four.
Branden Frazier led all scorers with 24 points for the Rams (6-15, 2-4), while Mandell Thomas scored 17 points and Ryan Canty pulled down 14 rebounds.
Fordham shot just 39.3 percent from the field in the first half but did connect on 4-of-11 from 3-point range, as it took a 30-28 lead at the break. SJU made 40.6 percent of its field goals, but missed all but one of its 12 tries from beyond the 3-point arc in the first half.
After the break, the Hawks found their stroke, draining 54.5 percent of their field goal tries, including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc, while the Rams shot just 40 percent from the field. The teams traded leads for most of the frame. Trailing by one, 62-61, with 47 seconds to play, the Hawks made 5-of-6 from the free-throw line down the stretch and held the Rams scoreless in that span, as they escaped with the road win.
The Hawks had a 32-22 edge on points in the paint. SJU had a slight advantage on the boards, 35-34.Game Notes